Robin Johnson has announced the release of Gentoo Linux 12.1, a live DVD demonstrating the latest Gentoo technologies and open-source software applications: "Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The live DVD features a superb list of packages, including Linux kernel 3.3, X.Org 1.12.0, KDE 4.8.1, GNOME 3.2.1, Xfce 4.8, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Firefox 11.0, LibreOffice 188.8.131.52, GIMP 2.6.12, Blender 2.60, Amarok 2.5 , VLC 2.0.1 and much more. Special Features: Gentoo install wizard; writable file systems using Aufs so you can emerge new packages!; persistence for $HOME is available, press F9 for more info. The live DVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 edition, and an x86_64 multi-lib edition.